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James H. Schutte
Daylily, Rajah Daylily
The daylily is a popular perennial revered for its reliability, ease of growth and beauty. In midsummer, ‘Rajah’ offers starry deep orange flowers with red eyezones, lighter midribs and gold throats. They are day-blooming and rise from tall clumps of green strap-like leaves that become fully dormant in winter. This is an old cultivar that was first introduced in 1935.
Daylilies are clump-forming and spread slowly via rhizomes. The flowers have six tepals (showy petal-like sepals) that vary widely in size, shape and color. The blooms are commonly held in branched clusters on long leafless stems that stand above the foliage. Each flower opens only once before dying.
All daylilies are easy to grow if provided full to partial sun and average soil with good drainage. Deciduous daylilies are the hardiest and survive in the coldest reaches of their range; however they may struggle in areas with mild winters. Evergreen types grow well in all but the most tropical regions but require protection where winters are harsh and cold. Their clumps spread over time and may need to be divided every three to four years. After plants bloom, it is wise to shear back their foliage to allow for a fresh flush of growth.
Enjoy this tried and true ornamental in mixed beds and borders, containers and large mass plantings
12 - 2
3 - 10
1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
35"-40" / 88.9cm - 101.6cm
2'-3' / 0.6m - 0.9m
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Spring, Summer, Fall
Green, Yellow Green
Container, Edging, Foundation, Mixed Border
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